Discover Costa Rica Tour

Discover Costa Rica

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San Jose, Pacfic Coast, Monteverde, La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio
14 days
The tour will start on Saturday
The tour will end on the Friday 2 weeks after your start date
Turtle Project
Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
Maximum 16 persons
Average age range : 50-75
Going Solo? : Over 70% of those on our tours start off as solo travellers
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Itinerary

DAY 1 (SAT): Arrival - San Jose

Welcome to Costa Rica! It's arrival day - the commencement of your epic journey starts today. When you arrive one of our hearty and forever-smiling guides will be waiting to greet you with a hug, smile and Bamboo hi-5!

You'll then be whisked off to the accommodation to get rested and refreshed.

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DAY 1 (SAT): Arrival - San Jose

Welcome to Costa Rica! It's arrival day - the commencement of your epic journey starts today. When you arrive one of our hearty and forever-smiling guides will be waiting to greet you with a hug, smile and Bamboo hi-5!

You'll then be whisked off to the accommodation to get rested and refreshed.

DAY 2 (SUN): San Jose to Pacific Coast

To kick off today we will gather you all in the morning at breakfast for an in-depth orientation. We'll give you the run-through of what you'll be getting up to during this epic adventure, explain the do's and don'ts, the culture and customs, the day-to-day itinerary and offer some tips to help you get the most out of this trip.

After this, we'll set off to the Pacific Coast and our turtle conservation project! On arrival at the project, we'll have a chat about the work that's going on here to save the country's turtle population.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAYS 3 - 6 (MON - THU): San Jose to Pacific Coast

Working with a local award-winning initiative, we will be getting involved with a variety of tasks that not only focus on the turtle population but also the education of the local community. The beaches in this area are stunning and have been the fertile breeding ground for these turtles for thousands of years. Together we'll work to reverse the negative effects that humans have created and ensure that these legendary creatures continue to have a safe and sacred land for breeding.

Whether you're involved with beach clean ups, night patrols or permaculture, each and every task will play an important part towards the overall goal of improving the lives and sustaining the population of Costa Rica's sea turtles.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7 (FRI): Pacific Coast to Monteverde

We're off to Monteverde! This morning we'll kiss goodbye to the coast and set off on our 200 kilometer journey up into the mountains.

The town of Monteverde is our next destination and what a destination it is! Made famous for its wonderful organic coffee, incredible views, warm and friendly locals and its extreme sports, Monteverde has it all and we're all over it!

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 8 (SAT): Monteverde

The best way to experience this stunningly beautiful setting is from the air; travelling like a bird, skimming through the treetops and feeling totally free. Well, today that's exactly what you'll be doing as we zipline the jungle canopy! 

Once the adrenaline has returned to normal, we'll give you ample time to explore Monteverde and discover what this town has to offer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9 (SUN): Monteverde to La Fortuna

This is arguably one of the most incredible road trips you'll take in Costa Rica. From Monteverde to La Fortuna, it's beautiful winding roads to the edge of a stunning lake. Here we'll jump into a boat and skim the surface, passing an active volcano on the way. The surrounding vistas are like something from Jurassic Park, all that's missing are the dinos...this is yet another day to remember!

We'll arrive in the afternoon and have some free time to discover this beautiful place. The volcano is pretty much visible from any part of this place, so look up, look around and enjoy. Keep both your camera and body charged as we've got a surprise in store for you later today!

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 10 (MON): La Fortuna

Today we have a tour of the local flora and fauna before a journey around a tropical plant farm.

The afternoon will be free for optional tours, massages or just chilling in a hammock with picturesque views of the majestic volcano. 

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 11 (TUE): La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio

You've earned it so we're giving it to you! Finally, a day you can relax and take in everything that you've seen, done and experienced over the last 10 days. We'll take a private minibus on a six hour journey to Manuel Antonio, a stunningly picturesque location to spend time in the home of private yachts, posh marinas and a cocktail or two by the pool.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12 (WED): Manuel Antonio National Park

After breakfast we'll take a road trip to the national park; home to wild sloths, monkeys and pristine beaches where we get to spend a chillaxing day. This place is seriously beautiful and you get to relax here. You're welcome!

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 13 (THU): Manuel Antonio to San Jose

Today we will be treating you to an incredible catamaran tour in Manuel Antonio. Don't worry about a thing, just sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking views. We even have lunch covered for you.

After we'll heading back to the beginning where it all started with a road-trip back to San Jose. But the fun doesn't end.. we have a final night-out to give Costa Rica the send-off it truly deserves!

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 14 (FRI): Departure - San Jose

It's over...the end... trust us, you won't believe how much you've done, how much you've experienced, how many new friends you've made and how soon you want to be back here in this magical country.

Hugs, back-slaps and hi-5's all around, along with that final team photo - the memory that'll last forever.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Travel Highlights

  • A guided tour of a local coffee farm
  • Getting your adrenaline pumping zip-lining through the jungle
  • Chilling out at the beach
  • An authentic Catamaran tour
  • A hike in the Manuel Antonio National Park

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation throughout the tour is shared and you will be sharing rooms with other members of the group. If you would like to inquire about upgrading to a private room, please contact us at [email protected] to check availability and costs.

You'll be staying in various accommodation types throughout your trip. At the turtle conservation project, the accommodation is basic but comfortable. This will be bunk bed, dorm-style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. There are no towels provided here so it is important to bring your own

At the rest of the locations, you will be staying in either hotels or guesthouses in shared rooms (sleeping two to four).

Wi-Fi is available in each place we stay, although not the most reliable!

If you need to have your laundry done, there are local services that are low-cost and, unlike the WiFi, are reliable.

Locations

  • San Jose
  • Pacfic Coast
  • Monteverde
  • La Fortuna
  • Manuel Antonio

What’s Included

Airport pick-up and transfer on the tour start date between 8am and 6pm
Full support from our expert English-speaking local guides
All transfers outlined in the itinerary
13 nights' accommodation ranging from hotels to traditional homestays
All tour activities
Heaps of meals
Full pre-departure support from our ace travel coordinators
A flashy Travel Hack packed full of helpful advice
Donation to the marine conservation project

FAQ

In short - anything that’s not on the "What's included?" list in the info pack! The main things you’ll absolutely need to get that aren’t included are:

International flights - we have people join us from all over the world so we leave these flexible so you can choose the departure airport and airline that suits you best.

Travel Insurance - you can choose your own travel insurance, or we can organise this for you. You can find details on the travel insurance here and will be able to add this onto your booking.

Visas – depending on the passport you hold you may need to get a visa before you travel. Please see below for more info on visas.

Arrival

You need to book a flight that lands into San Jose's International airport (airport code SJO) on the Saturday that the tour starts. Providing you arrive on this day (between the hours of 8am and 6pm), one of the team will then be there to meet you on arrival and take you back to the hostel in the city.

If you arrive before your Saturday start date, you will need additional accommodation. We can book this for you and you will just need to make your own way there from the airport and pay on arrival.

Departure

The tour will end in San Jose on the Friday 14 days later so you need to make your arrangements from there that day.

Passport holders of many countries do not need to get a visa to travel to Costa Rica for stays of up to 30 or 90 days. A quick Google search will tell you whether you need a visa or not.
This largely depends on you. All the breakfasts throughout the tour are included as are all of the meals whilst you are on project. The rest of the meals are up to you and if you are having local meals it will cost a couple of dollars, if you prefer western food it will be more depending on where you eat. You should bring some USD dollars with you to exchange, but you will also be able to withdraw more from cash points in the major cities whilst you are away.
This depends on your home country and your vaccination history. You should visit a local travel clinic and see what they recommend.

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Like any country in the world, there will always be some dangers (even when in your home country!) and it is important to exercise common sense, particularly when in major cities and tourist destinations. However, Costa Rica is a very safe country to travel in and around. You’ll also be with our experienced team throughout your stay and will be travelling with a group.
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